Abr 28 2010, 18h59
I know of no better introduction to Pierre Boulez
as composer than the film directed by Andy Sommer entitled A Lesson. It can be found on DVD coupled with another film performance of Eclat
directed by Dutch filmmaker Frank Scheffer.
In A Lesson Boulez himself explains the various themes, parts, methods and currents running through this exciting piece "Sur Incises
" while the piece is demonstrated by the Ensemble Intercontemporain
. The editing is truly excellent in facilitating a better understanding of the composition but also Boulez's musical thoughts more generally. Do not miss this! You will find it fascinating and come away with new levels of appreciation for Boulez's contribution to music.
The DVD is part of the "JuxtaPositions" series. More information at http://www.ideale-audience.com/juxtapositions